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In the Beginning...was the Command Line

 
 
 
 
In the Beginning...was the Command Line
Author: Neal Stephenson
ISBN 13: 9780380815937
ISBN 10: 380815931
Edition: First Edition
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
Publication Date: 1999-11-09
Format: Paperback
Pages: 160
List Price: $10.99
 
 

This is "the Word"—one man's word, certainly—about the art (and artifice) of the state of our computer-centric existence. And considering that the "one man" is Neal Stephenson, "the hacker Hemingway" (Newsweek)—acclaimed novelist, pragmatist, seer, nerd-friendly philosopher, and nationally bestselling author of groundbreaking literary works (Snow Crash, Cryptonomicon, ect.)—the word is well worth hearing. Mostly well-reasoned examination and partial rant, Stephenson's In the Beginning...Was the Command Line is a thoughtful, irreverent, hilarious treatise on the cyber-culture past and present; on operating system tyrannies and downloaded popular revelations; on the Internet, Disney World, Big Bangs, not to mention the meaning of life itself.

Seattle Weekly

Stephenson is a literary visionary of the technological future.